With Lionsgate’s Saw V in production in Toronto, we decided to chat with star Betsy Russell about her role as Jill, Jigsaw’s wife. You can read the skinny inside, but don’t hold your breathe for anything too revealing – everything will be answered when SAW V arrives in theaters October 26.Last week we had the chance to chat with one of the new stars of the SAW franchise, Betsy Russell, who plays Jigsaw’s wife Jill in the popular serial killer-horror series. Now that she’s one of the main stars of SAW V we tried to dig to get some goodies out of her. I knew this was going to be a battle. When asked what does Jill’s future hold in SAW V she joked, “If I told you, I’d have to kill you in a bloody and disgusting way…”
Depending on how you look at Jigsaw, you might see his cause as noble. Russell tells us what it feels like to be his wife. “It feels great to be cherished and adored,” she explains, “I think every wife should be, it’s a great aphrodisiac…”
Jill may or may not agree with what Jigsaw is doing, but what does Russell think of his actions? “[I think] some of us need a moment or an event to happen in our lives to make us step off the treadmill of life and say, ‘hey, am I appreciating what I have?’ Let me re-evaluate here and see if I’m making the most of it… Jigsaw just takes it to the next level… You will have to wait to see how Jill feels about it,” she teases.
In SAW V, David Hackl has taken over directing duties for Darren Lynn Bousman (who directed the previous three), Russell tells us she misses Bousman, but it having a great time with Hackl. “Everyone misses Darren but Hackl is awesome!” She continues, “They are both creative geniuses. Hackl is just more quiet about it.”
The SAW franchise is said to go for a total of six films, with five sequels. We asked Russell if she heard that a seventh was in talks, she explains that it;’s up to the fans. “Yes [there will be a seventh SAW] if fans keep wanting more…“